If your child is interested in private or independent school enrollment but you cannot pay the SSAT registration fee, you may be eligible to receive an SSAT fee waiver. To get started:
Learn about our three safe and convenient ways to take the SSAT.
Beginning in mid-July, SSAT at Home signup will be available through the test registration process. When a parent or guardian logs into their account, they will be able to register for the SSAT at Home, then they will be directed to schedule their student's test date. Detailed information and guidelines will be provided when SSAT at Home registration opens.
Families who have already registered for a 2020 test date but have yet to take the exam due to COVID-19 cancellations will receive priority SSAT at Home scheduling. More spaces will be opening soon.
The SSAT at Home is currently only available in U.S. and Canada for Middle and Upper Level Students.
To receive an SSAT fee waiver from an EMA member school or organization, students must meet any of the following eligibility criteria:
Please note that fee waiver eligibility is not predetermined by a family’s financial need for tuition assistance.
**For states, provinces, or regions with a high cost of living or varying thresholds, it is acceptable to use available local data to make this determination.
EMA supports the private school enrollment journey annually by providing SSAT, SAO, and Character Skills Snapshot fee waivers, in addition to our equity test kit program.
If you are fortunate enough to be able to help others on their enrollment journey, please support the fee waiver program to ensure our assessments and services are available to all students. To help us open the doors to private schools, please consider making a tax-deductible donation at checkout when purchasing the SSAT or any other EMA service.